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Leveraging College Interns as an Innovation Partner
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Vennard Wright, CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), which is a public water utility serving 1.8 million customers in Maryland, I am ultimately responsible for providing the requisite leadership to transform...

SD-WAN - Leading a Wave of Network Innovation for Healthcare Organizations
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Kristan Kline, Principal, Network Strategy, Chief Technology Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente’s journey into Software Defined-Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) started a few years ago to further improve our network resiliency and availability. With eight regions across the country that cover 12.2 million members,...

Will SDN replace MPLS? Not so fast
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Vickie Lonker, Vice President of Network and Security Management, Verizon

Enterprises are transforming their networks to leverage the capabilities of SDN (software-defined networks) and new technology advancements such as IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (artificial intelligence). The transformation has been used by...

VoIP SDWAN and Millennials
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Vilas Uchil, Director of Network Engineering, BullsEye Telecom

For more than a decade, we have seen voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phone systems getting widely accepted in both residential as well as commercial space. As compared to the legacy-based plain old telephone service (POTs), VoIP provides...

How Central Offices and Data Centers Co-exist
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Pat Thompson, Vice President and Craig Culwell, Solutions Architect, CommScope

Ever-evolving broadband services and the promise of 5G wireless technologies are forcing service providers to deploy an increasing mix of wireline and wireless services in their networks. In many cases, this evolution will drive the need to bring...

Scalable Network Security is Paramount for Business
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Today, the security experts across the globe are taking new initiatives to secure their business networks. Any cybersecurity breach can permanently damage a brand’s image and can make way for huge fines. Thus security professionals are...

Scalable Network Security is Paramount for Business
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Today, the security experts across the globe are taking new initiatives to secure their business networks. Any cybersecurity breach can permanently damage a brand’s image and can make way for huge fines. Thus security professionals are...

The Scope of Network Security Architecture
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Large organizations, today, are rapidly transforming their legacy IT infrastructure by incorporating technologies like cloud computing, big data analytics, and the internet of things (IoT). With an increase in network usage, the challenges in...

The Changing Data Center Security Landscape
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Keeping pace with the ever-increasing demand for compute and storage resources is a complicated process with the traditional data center due to its hardware’s physical storage capabilities. The modern-day lean, mean virtual machines take...

The Megatrends Impacting Your Enterprise Infrastructure
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Andrew Morawski, President and Country Chairman, Vodafone Americas

Technology is advancing at record pace, leading to countless opportunities with new communication tools, applications and networking solutions to improve the way we do our jobs. To support these new technologies within the enterprise, CIOs across...

Key Technologies Driving the Stampede to the Cloud
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Mark Bagley, VP, Innovation Scouting, BT

The stampede to cloud is the number one trend in today’s IT landscape. Why finance, buy, install, operate, maintain and protect your own IT infrastructure when you can rent everything? Security concerns about the cloud are passé. If...

Jumpstarting a Smart Region
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Jon Walton, Chief Information Officer, County of San Mateo

Unlike neighboring counties such as San Francisco or Santa Clara, San Mateo County’s significant population is not contained within a single, dominant city like San Francisco or San Jose. Rather, the County of San Mateo is comprised of 22...

Hoisting Networks' Maturity Levels is Crucial
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Much hype has been made concerning aging government IT networks, but adequate consideration has not been paid to the maturity of those networks. Modernizing legacy networks is vital but at the same time, ensuring that their infrastructures are...

The 5G Container Ship: Loaded With Sliced Beams and Liferafts
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Mansoor Hanif, Director of Converged Networks and Innovation, BT

In most countries LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) can effectively handle traffic growth for the next 2-3 years and Gigabit-networks based on LTE-A are already commercial. But going beyond the gigabit peak-speed mark would be difficult, expensive and...

Frustrations of a Healthcare CIO
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Mark Crandall, CIO, Consulate Health Care

As a national leading provider of senior healthcare services to 150 care centers in 15 states, Consulate Health Care has grown with a strong focus on patient needs. When I took the post as CIO back in 2014, my team was driven by company goals...


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Time for Networking to Catch up to the Multi-Hypervisor Reality
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Larry Lang, CEO, PLUMgrid Inc

But change is upon us. Newer, web-based workloads run in hypervisor environments other than ESXi, with bare metal and container deployments gaining ground as well. Agile, private-cloud environments like OpenStack are providing API-level access to...

Cloud Networking: Lessons Learned from Compute
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Jeff Raymond, VP, EOS Software and Services, Arista Networks

As the industry sifts through the software defined networking (SDN) hype of the last few years, real use-cases have emerged for greater business agility through software control of the networking stack. Many of these use-cases were initially...

Software to be an Integral Part of Networking
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Lloyd Carney, CEO, Brocade

What significant changes did the Storage segment witness in 2013? What did these changes mean to vendors and customers? The single biggest change in our industry has been the mainstream adoption of Solid State Disk (SSD) storage. We have said...

Virtualization and Networking
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EJ Piersol, CIO, Sage Technologies

In early 2013 Sage Technologies began planning to invest heavily in networking and virtualization. To provide some background, Sage is a management services organization (MSO) based in Illinois that helps health care providers collect, analyze,...

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